Department of Economic Development
Operational Excellence Leader
Paul Eisenstein has worked for Missouri’s Department of Economic Development (DED) since 2017. Paul is DED’s OpEx leader and serves as the deputy director of DED’s Strategy and Performance division. Paul and his team lead DED’s dashboard, initiative, and economic research efforts and partner with DED leaders to improve program design and build successful economic and community development strategies. Prior to joining the state, Paul served with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Paul earned his Bachelor’s degree in Urban Affairs from Saint Louis University and his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Paul is in the process of earning a Public Policy certificate from the University of Missouri.